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Menuki in the form of a deer and minogame

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Signed

Ichiju, with a kao 一壽(?)(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 0.6 cm (1 5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5324

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: shakudo, shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor